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Woman shot near Humboldt Park

A woman inside a van was shot in the back early Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The shooting occurred about 5:30 a.m. on the 2700 block of West Augusta Boulevard, according to a Wood District police officer. The victim, 25, was seated inside a van in an alley when the shooter who was on foot fired at the vehicle and struck her in the back.

The driver of the van drove to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hospital where she was stabilized, and a private ambulance took her to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where she was in “stable” condition, according to the officer.

No one has been arrested and police are no ruling out a gang-related motive in the attack.

Harrison Area detectives are investigating.

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